Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is expressing grief over the passing of singer Mohbad and has requested the involvement of the Department of State Services (DSS) in investigating his death.
The popular Afrobeats artist passed away last week and has since been laid to rest, prompting a police inquiry into the matter.
Following the singer’s demise, whose real name is Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba, there have been widespread calls from Nigerians for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has now joined these calls, inviting the DSS to participate in the investigation.
“I would like to assure everyone that I am not oblivious to the sad passing of Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Imole Aloba (Mohbad). We have been closely working behind the scenes with relevant authorities, and keenly following the ongoing investigations,” he wrote on his X handle Tuesday.
“However, in order to boost the investigations, I have invited the Department of State Services (DSS) to join the investigation and widen the dragnet with inter-agency collaboration and use of best-in-class technology to unearth the truth.
“I have instructed that all those who may have played any role whatsoever in any event leading to the death of MohBad be made to face the law after a thorough investigation.”
He, is, however, pleading with those who have information that may assist the probe to do so.
“I have also appealed to the investigating team to guarantee the confidentiality and protection of all witnesses who may come forward with vital information or indicative evidence that may assist the process. The Police and the DSS have promised to brief the public on their efforts periodically,” Governor Sanwo-Olu added.
The Lagos leader is equally calling on the friends and fans of the late star to refrain from inflammatory comments as the probe continues.
“Staying calm and following the process will be our most solemn tribute to the memory of the departed talent,” he said.
“I hereby commiserate with the family, friends, colleagues, and fans all over the world on Imole’s sad demise. I wish everyone love and light, and may his soul rest in peace. Amen.”